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How a Spoof Turned Into a Media Hype About Bitcoin Cash

An anonymous Bitcoin Cash (BCH) supporter says he deliberately started a spoof which successfully baited local media to report on the coin. The trick, which involved the use of 100 Bitcoin Cash tip stickers, only cost a total of $1,100 yet it managed to get BCH featured by media outlets in Bakerfield. Explaining the success of the ruse, the anonymous BCH supporter, who also goes by the name Bitcoin Man, says he printed “around 100 Bitcoin Cash tip stickers, stuck them all over downtown Bakersfield, took photos where he placed them, then went home.” He adds that each tip had…

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Blockchain to the Rescue: AI in a Post-Pandemic Dystopia

In my latest illustration entitled ‘Dystopian Future’, referencing that of ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ – showcasing Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science and Robotics. ——————————————————– In this editorial, we take a look at a post-pandemic dystopia where AI and robotics engulf the flow of labour, talent and the economy. These are our forecasts of an economy optimised by artificial intelligence and ripened by robotics. Robots’ infiltration of the workforce doesn’t occur at a steady, gradual pace. Instead, automation happens in bursts, concentrated especially in bad times such as the current Covid 19-induced economic paralysis, when humans become relatively more expensive as firms’ revenues rapidly…

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Uncertainty, Decentralisation and Over-Regulation: What Can We Expect Of Cryptocurrency Activity in 2020?

In my latest illustration, I feature myself a.k.a. ‘The Bitcoin Man’ performing a future prediction reading into the crystal ball. ——————————————————— The World Bank warns of a global debt crisis following the fastest increase in borrowing since the 1970s. In a report, the World Bank also highlights the re-escalation of global trade tensions, sharp downturns in major economies, and financial disruptions in emerging market-based and developing economies. With uncertainty forecast in the broader global economy, what makes of the cryptocurrency sphere? Bad actors and shady token schemes flood the space, new blockchain or contract technology is overhyped or undelivered, financial…

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